New friends will often ask me what I do for work.
I can never quite nail-down the answer...and it's probably because I don't consider what I do to be "work" at all.
I suppose the headline is that I've spent 25 years at the cross section of entertainment, education, purpose-driven initiatives, and global industry–with an unwavering passion for benefitting society, however defined, in a tangible manner.
Over the years I've worked with, advised, consulted for, and represented household-name brands and companies, CEOs, founders, bestselling authors, politicians, a Supreme Court Justice, Nobel and Pulitzer winners, acclaimed astrophysicists, Grammy winners, Academy Award winners, World Series of Poker Champions, Michelin chefs, global icons, Fortune 50 CMOs, Olympians, television and media personalities...and a beekeeper.
Most important to me, however, is the time I've spent acting on behalf of individuals and organizations that very few folks have heard of, but who are doing amazing things to create a better world for all of us.
People often label me as a speaking and literary agent...because that is certainly a large part of what I do.
People often label me as a brand consultant...because that is certainly a large part of what I do.
People often label me as writer and communicator...because that is certainly a large part of what I do.
But I really don't like labels.
At the heart of it, I have an entrepreneurial spirit. I always have.
I love BIG ideas and finding counterintuitive approaches to tackling challenges.
I don't enjoy the spotlight and prefer to operate from behind the curtain.
I am in the position I am in solely because of the people I have been so fortunate to work with over the last few decades.
I have founded several companies, some of which were venture-backed.
I do not consider myself an author, but I have written two books for major publishers that have been translated into several different languages.
I do not consider myself a speaker, but I have given keynote speeches around the world to audiences of all shapes and sizes.
I've been featured as an "expert" (is there really such a thing?) in a variety of media outlets, including Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, the Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, the Economist, the New York Post, International Business Times, CEO Magazine, New York Daily News, American Express Open Forum, and Leadership Excellence Magazine, among others.
The above is probably more helpful for me than it is for you, so, if you want to get to know me, just drop me a line.
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